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Old 19-09-2010, 15:55   #31
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ours is an Endeavour 42. We like it a lot.

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Old 19-09-2010, 16:56   #32
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Old 20-09-2010, 06:26   #33
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An aft cabin on my 30' boat was one of the things that attracted me - I think more about being well inside the boat. and at the time some form of seperate sleeping area (aka a "love nest"? ) seemed a good idea.

No walk through (on 30' that would be a lot of storage to "give" away)

No island berth and only sitting headroom...........with a climb over exit for a 2nd occupant.

(Sister Ship)

Good news is that with a cockpit tent / canopy the lack of walk through doesn't matter. and with the head in the forepeak it means that no need to listen to yer mate straining one out through a wafer thin bulkhead . Unless you want to..........

..........but as a single sailor one day mine will make a fine.......walk in lazarette of such things are dreams made of this being the main reason I haven't followed up on my day dream of cutting the aft cabin off, and building a proper wheelhouse (also too much like hard work , that and the Seadog Owner's Association would probably send a death squad to my house )..........I could well buy this boat again, but the Aft Cabin would be more of a minus to consider than as a plus.

BTW I can second that mention of ventilation in a small aft cabin and I'm in a temperate climate.........but that is addressable with some thought , some work and some £££ notes.
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Old 20-09-2010, 18:25   #34
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it makes the use of a windvane steering system much more difficult
Simple cutoff valves in the hydraulic lines solves the windvane/autopilot problem. Hydraulis steering isn't my favorite part of Rita T but the Saye's Rig works just fine.
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Old 20-09-2010, 18:39   #35
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our CC is cable steering
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Old 20-09-2010, 19:38   #36
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Two aft cabin boats to consider:

Kirk-Amel 36
No interior passage. Only offers for sale I found were in Euro. No problems with hydraulic steering or any of other form of wheel steering because it has a tiller. Not really a CC, aft cabin really seems to be just for sleeping, unless used by a child.
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Cascade 42, cutter.
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A house is but a boat so poorly built and so firmly run aground no one would think to try and refloat it.
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Old 20-09-2010, 19:49   #37
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It's most comfortable midship if one is on a passage. If I was a marine architect designing a 40-foot to 50-foot boat, I'd think of placing the galley and dining area in the aft cabin, the storage/work-bench area in the bow, and the sleeping area midship, just to be different if nothing else.

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